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May 30th


Why I serve: Racquel Russell

Why I serve: Racquel RussellIt's not unusual for people at various stages in their careers to pay a few dues in the public sector, make some great contacts and then move on to more lucrative pastures. But Racquel Russell, who has worked with some of Washington's biggest power brokers – from former secretary of state Madeleine Albright to President Barack Obama – has never viewed her professional trajectory through that lens.

NAACP mourns the passing of Bishop Roy A. Holmes

NAACP mourns the passing of Bishop Roy A. Holmes(BALTIMORE) — The NAACP mourns the loss of Bishop Roy A. Holmes, member of the NAACP Board of Directors and its Religious Affairs Committee. Bishop Holmes is survived by his wife, two daughters and two grandchildren.

Commerce Department announces process, timeline for MCHA Transition Plan

Minnesota Commerce Department says it has created a process for assessing the need for, and developing a transition plan for the Minnesota Comprehensive Health Association (MCHA).

Former EOD sailor awarded Navy and Marine Corps Medal

DENVER (NNS) -- A former Sailor assigned to Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit (EODMU) 5 received the Navy and Marine Corps Medal during an award ceremony held at the Colorado State Capitol building in Denver, Colorado, April 17.

Social Security changes could hurt Blacks most

Social Security changes could hurt Blacks mostWASHINGTON (NNPA) – Social Security changes proposed by Obama could hurt African Americans more than other groups, a new report by the Center for Global Policy Solutions finds.

McCollum: Sexual assaults in Armed Services must be addressed at highest levels

McCollum: Sexual assaults in Armed Services must be addressed at highest levelsTuesday, May 7, 2013, the Pentagon released the FY2012 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military, showing the number of sexual assaults in the military increased more than 30 percent since 2010. According to the report, an estimated 26,000 service members were victims of unwanted sexual contact in 2012. This release follows Sunday's arrest for sexual battery of Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, Chief of the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response unit.

Expecting more from Target

Following announcement of annual shareholders' meeting date and location, coalition to release report and details of ongoing campaign for accountability

Best Academy among best in nation

Best Academy among best in nationBest Academy, the Minneapolis charter school serving African American boys in grades K-8, celebrated a recent national award for its efforts to close the academic achievement gap with a community event to salute its students and the village that support them, last week.

Jesse Jackson’s ties to Africa pay off

Jesse Jackson’s ties to Africa pay offNEWS ANALYSIS

Pretoria, South Africa (NNPA) – When South Africa President Jacob Zuma recently presented Jesse Jackson with the Companions of O.R. Tambo Award – the highest honor a non-citizen of the country can receive – he cited the human rights icon's "excellent contribution to the fight against apartheid."

FUBU founder to keynote MUL Gala: ABC's 'Shark', Daymond John to connect education, entrepreneurship

FUBU founder to keynote MUL Gala: ABC's 'Shark', Daymond John to connect education, entrepreneurshipThe Minneapolis Urban League will host its 87th annual Gala on Thursday June 20th, 2013, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Celebrated entrepreneur, Daymond John, CEO and Founder of FUBU, a global lifestyle brand, and who is a judge on the acclaimed entrepreneurial show, The Shark Tank, will deliver the keynote address.

Minnesota honors Juanita Jackson Mitchell

Minnesota honors Juanita Jackson MitchellDignitaries and well-wishers alike packed the State Capitol Rotunda to celebrate and honor the works of civil rights pioneer Juanita Jackson Mitchell.
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